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Tips on… Buying textbooks

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0509335 (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0509335
  1. Seye Abimbola, fifth year medical student1
  1. 1Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Let me share some tips from ideas that I have picked up from books, friends, and mistakes.

  • Just because a book is recommended by the faculty does not make it the best for you. Don't just tackle a book list indiscriminately. Find out which are the most relevant and the ones that will best suit your kind of person

  • First ask yourself, “Do I need the book?”

  • Never buy a book on a …

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